Magic Johnson shocked the NBA world Tuesday night when he abruptly stepped down as Los Angeles Lakers team president. Players and personalities around the league shared their thoughts on a surprising twist to an already drama-filled season in Lakerland.
Earvin, I loved working side by side with you. You've brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you 💜💛 https://t.co/ofmQl6BtBz— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) April 10, 2019
Really Magic??— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) April 10, 2019
🎥 JaVale McGee talks about how it was a dream come true to play for the Lakers organization. pic.twitter.com/4AzcOyPJ6y— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 10, 2019
"I respect his decision, but the game & the business must go on."— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 10, 2019
-Shaq reacts to Magic Johnson stepping down as Lakers' President of Basketball Operations. pic.twitter.com/GAXqUdbCOU
Here come Kobe Bean Bryant for President— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) April 10, 2019
I don't know what the HELL just happened with MAGIC JOHNSON!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Ra9yRDpDYw— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 10, 2019
Empty press row as all the beat writers are back in the press room transcribing the Magic Johnson news conference https://t.co/MrF3YEXxVr— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 10, 2019
Magic Johnson has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 10, 2019
The Lakers were 79-108 (.422) during his tenure, the 5th-worst winning percentage in the Western Conference over this span.
The Lakers have not made the playoffs since 2013. pic.twitter.com/Y6Ln6J2fAo